Laptop restore help needed

  Bike-it 19:58 14 Feb 2010
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I need to take my Dell studio laptop which is running Vista back to the way it was whenever it left the factory, so if i follow the instructions in step 3 in the link below does this totally wipe my hard drive and let me install a new operating system, meaning i will have only one operating system on my laptop.

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  rawprawn 20:15 14 Feb 2010

Step 3 will restore your machine to a state it was in including installed software when it left the factory.
If you want to install a complete new operating system, if you put in the disk EG Windows 7 and do a complete install (Not upgrade) it will remove all the old OS and software,and you will have a complete new OS.

  mgmcc 20:18 14 Feb 2010

That procedure will return the hard drive to the state it was when you got the PC. It *WON'T* install a second copy of Windows alongside your current version.

All your existing data will be lost, so you should backup in separate media any files you need to keep.

  Bike-it 20:22 14 Feb 2010

I want to take it back to a factory state, will all the drivers be ok if i go ahead with this option, i have backed up all my data like photos, music etc.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:07 14 Feb 2010

"will all the drivers be ok if i go ahead with this option, i have backed up all my data like photos, music etc."

Yes drivers are included in the restore image.

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